Sungei Lembing Trip – Part 1
A week passed and it was time to go on Sungei Lembing trip (31st Jan 2015) in Pahang, Malaysia. Knowing that Benny wasn’t too athletic, I didn’t expect climbing mountain to be part of the itinerary when I signed up for this trip a few months ago. Thus, before I could take a breather from my recent Mt. Bromo (a week earlier) “expedition”, I was packing my trekking shoes again!
I had nearly cancelled this trip as I was still recovering from my month long illness of flu and occasional cough but Vincent’s daughter was going and he had entrusted me to look after Ash (guess it’s short for Ashley). In the end, she too fell sick and only let me know at the eleventh hour. By then I already made arrangements with Desmond to pick me at my residence at 6am. No way to back out with only less than 6 hours to go.
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain!” – Anonymous
Desmond and I met the rest of the group at Kranji MRT Kopitiam (a food court) at 6.50am. We started to board by 7am and were on our way to meet Michael, our tour leader, in Johor Bahru for breakfast. Lo and behold, it was at a familiar place which Tony of Johor Kaki Blog brought me to, almost 2 years ago. I went up to say hello to Mr. Tan and gave Mrs. Tan a hug. She remembered me and enquired about Tony. Ah Chuan said he almost couldn’t recognise me. And guess what? The illusive duck stall was opened! I got to savour the flavoursome tender fowl this time round. Oh mine, how time flies!
See food stalls that I blogged about at this very same place we had breakfast:
All stalls are housed inside Restoran Shang Ji.
Address: 141-142, Jalan Lumba Kuda,
Bukit Chagar 80300,
Johor Bahru, Johor.
Operating hours: 7am – 2pm (till sold out)
Closed on Mondays.
Happy eating, traveling and bonding 😀
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